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Highways Network Officers (x2) WMF1068e

Employer
Westmorland and Furness Council
Location
Cumbria / Various
Salary
£35,745 - £36,648
Closing date
2 Jun 2024

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The Service is responsible for managing and delivering Westmorland and Furness Council’s duties for Highways Services.

The increase in new highway construction is having a direct impact on highway service delivery in compliance with the Highways Act 1980 and the Council’s role in facilitating and managing Section 38 Agreements (S38); which is the current method of adoption of highways associated with new developments under the Act and highway improvements; Section 278 Agreements (S278).

The role will support the Highways Adoptions Engineer to response and co-ordinate, on a Council wide basis, to the significant increase in the number of new planning applications from residential and commercial developers in Eden, South Lakeland and Barrow, that either impact on highway improvements or involve highway adoptions.

The role will assist and support the Highways Service of the highway’s adoption process for Section 278 and Section 38 agreements, ensuring the Council is fully compliant with legal agreements entered into with developers.

Advising various departments and partners, including developers and Highway Consultants, on issues relating Section 38's and S278’s their impact on the highway network.

Undertake Highways design checks to facilitate highway developments in relation to S38 and S278.

Calculation of bonds, establishment fees etc. associated with the legal agreements for S38’s and S278’s.

The role will also work with developers and contractors through the Section 38 and Section 278 construction phases in respect of site inspections, onsite testing and agreeing remedial works.

Maintain site diary to include activities undertaken, works completed, materials used and a photographic record of progress.

What can we offer you!

  • Excellent training and development offers
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Boost your pension with Shared Cost Additional Voluntary Contributions (facilitated by AVC Wise)
  • Various perks and discounts schemes, including money off your phone contract and local gyms
  • Competitive rates of pay

Application and Interview information

Closing date: Sunday 2nd June 2024

Interview date: week commencing Monday 10th June 2024

We are currently operating both in-person and virtual interviews. Options will be discussed with candidates once they have been invited to the interview stage of the process for this specific position, and if you have any concerns or adjustments are needed, we are happy to discuss.

If you are invited to a virtual interview, this will preferably be undertaken using the Microsoft Teams software, which is currently free for new users, however if there are any issues with accessing this technology, we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements prior to the interviews.

Safer Recruitment

At Westmorland and Furness Council we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all employees, volunteers and the Externally Provided Workforce (EPWs) to share this commitment.

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

Westmorland and Furness Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from everyone and work to promote an inclusive, supportive culture that values and celebrates our differences.

As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

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